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of silent prayer or reflection for the victims, their families and our country as we mourn the deaths of the children and school officials in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. to lead us through the taiex thank you. to lead us through the preliminary matters and to provide us with a welcoming address, i would like to pass the gavel to congresswoman elect, joyce beatty. >> thank you very much, secretary husted. we begin with an innovation. at this time i would like to ask the reverend angela simmons to please come up. let us pray. almighty god, we gather here together today as people from many different faith traditions, yet we share a bond that is deep and enduring, a profound and abiding belief in justice and peace for all of your children. from the rolling hills of new england to the sunny beaches of california and beyond even the borders of this hallowed land. together today we meet to celebrate this democracy, lord, with which you have blessed us and we assemble to cast the votes that will elect the next president of these united states of america. we pray that each person casti
, an idyllic community, town of 30,000, just likes newtown, and people are mourning and weeping as they mourn for the teachers at sanry hook elementary school. >> just when you think you can be composed and keep it together and maybe the tears will have stopped, they put out the names and ages of the victims and even not knowing them, but just to read through their names and their ages is just wretching. we will show you some of their names now, the victims, there were 12. we'll show them later to you, basically 20 children and younger than we thought, remember that president obama and his first report that they were between five and ten years old. they were really just six and seven years old, all of them and it's also to know, we didn't know at the time, what close range they were killed. how good of a marksman this shooter was and we now know tragically they were shot many tim times. >> the mother of the shooter, nancy, was a gun collector and taught her son how to shoot and we'll be asking questions about this in the days ahead and all used in the massacre were tied, registered to her, an
of mourning across connecticut. today, the children from newtown school showed how resilient they are, the single act getting on the school bus. smiling from the windows and reaching out for a hug from a policeman. and dan harris was there. >> reporter: they were greeted at the door with hugs from teachers. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there ws serious security. police -- checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself remains closed indefinitely. classes will resume in an old school some time in january. sara was across the hall from the class that was astacked. >> i was so nervous. i was scared and i will be frightened many days that have. >> reporter: karen's son is a kindergartn kindergartner. >> i'm going to put on a brave face, march up to the door and say hello to the teacher and walk away and cry. it's all so surreal. i just -- it's
from my congressional district. we mourn all the people who lost their lives on friday, including 20 elementary school children and six educators. over the past few years, we have seen innocent lives lost to gun violence in a supermarket parking lot in arizona, a movie theater in colorado, an army base in texas, a college campus in virginia and now an elementary school in connecticut. the weapons have spawned these tragedies and long past time that we control them. the second amendment guarantees the right to bear arms but does not guarantee an absolute right to military-style, high caliber, semi-automatic, combat-assault rifles with high capacity magazines to anybody who wants them. it just does not and must not let interest groups persuade us otherwise. we need restrictions and sensible gun control legislation. we need them here and we need them now. our children are counting on us and we really need to not let them down. i yield back. mr. murphy: i yield 1:30 to the gentlelady from california, ms. esh -- eshoo. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. eshoo: i th
of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourn, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. chlt nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again and the nra announced that it is planning to have a major news conference here on washington friday. >> that's right, friday the nra will talk in public for the first time. should be very interesting hear wlag they have to say. dan lothian, thanks very much. >>> it is 6 past the hour. the grief and good-byes continue today in newtown. four more funerals will be found for teacher vicky soto and three of the slain children, daniel barden, caroline previdi. with the community still in mourning, students in newtown went back to school. everyone but the sandy hook kids who will return after the winter break to school in a neighboring town. sandra endo has that part of the story. >> reporter: the first day back to school in newtown. children returning to classes tuesday and the painful reminder of those who could not. on the bus ride to school
, their families and our country as we mourn the deaths of the children and school officials in newtown, connecticut. >> thank you. to lead us through the preliminary matters and to provide us with a welcoming address, i would like to pass the gavel to congresswoman elect, joyce beatty. >> thank you very much, secretary husted. we begin with an innovation. at this time i would like to ask the reverend angela simmons to please come up. let us pray. almighty god, we gather here together today as people from many different faith traditions, yet we share a bond that is deep and enduring, a profound and abiding belief in justice and peace for all of your children. from the rolling hills of new england to the sunny beaches of california and beyond even the borders of this hallowed land. together today we meet to celebrate this democracy, lord, with which you have blessed us and we assemble to cast the votes that will elect the next president of these united states of america. we pray that each person casting a vote does so with a pure mind, heart, and soul seeking the very best and the highes
. the topeka, kansas, police force is in mourning this morning after two of its officers were gunned down. >> both men were shot in the head when they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle outside a grocery store. and now there's an intense manhunt for the suspect, believed to be a 22-year-old man. >>> in suburban chicago, police surrounded a home depot as they searched for two men who robbed another store earlier. they say the armed robbers wore ski masks when they entered a nearby radio shack and took equipment and cash. a police dog then followed their trail to the home depot. >>> also, shoppers at a southern california mall ran for cover after a gunman opened fire there over the weekend. police say the shooter got off 50 shots into the air and on the ground before laying his gun down and simply giving up. investigators say he was apparently unhappy about his life and the shooting was a way of letting off some steam. thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. >>> there are reports of progress in the fiscal cliff talks. sources say house speaker john boehner is now willing to consid
-- our anger. there is a whole so large we wonder if you can fill a as we grieve and mourn for those who are lost. each flight that is before us is a light that has been lost to our world. some money in a sense, so many brave. all we can do is throw ourselves upon your tender mercies trusting that you hear our prayers. we know those who are lost because they are ours, lord, not names on some list but are mothers or sisters, or brothers or friends, kindred all because if we don't know them ourselves, we know somebody who did. and so we pray, lord, for all the souls lost and all the families and friends who are so torn by grief. for in this moment, we're all your children, a family related by your love. so help us to care for these families in their sorrow and for each other in hours. may feel the healing embrace of the neighborhood, a town, a state, a nation, a world. help us to forever remember that we embrace the grieving as our own, and bring us together as one family to live together in enmity.nd and ma bus to share the lights that stand before us. help us carry them out into the worl
. >> a grandfather mourning his granddaughter -- >> if this bill passes, an innocent victim in north carolina like brittany could not hold the manufacturer accountable. everyone needs to be accountable for their actions. >> unmentioned to those in the room, alec was present too, in the form of a lobbyist with drug manufacturing giant glaxosmithkline. his name is john del giorno. >> several of the opposing testifiers today brought up very compelling, sad, empathetic stories. >> not only is glaxo an alec corporate member, del giorno himself islso a vice chairman of alec's national private enterprise board. the north carolina bill has been tabled for now. so now you've seen how it works for corporations. how about for the politicians? >> last night was, as the president finally acknowledged today, a shellacking. republicans gain control of the house, picking up 60 seats so far. >> when all of the returns were counted on election night 2010, alec was a big winner. eight of the republican governors elected or re-elected that night had ties to the group. >> guess what, i'm going to be governor of ohio.
the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cowboys josh brent will be in court this morning. he flipped his car early saturday morning that killed a teammate. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that dallas cowboys player josh brent was speeding down this road, just after 2:00 a.m., when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jerry brown. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. this was like losing a little brother. >> reporter: it's not the first time that brent has been charged with drinking and driving. he was arrested in college and sentenced to 60 days behind bars. from his jail cell overnight he relea
live at a community in mourning and shock after one of the worst mass shootings in history. a gunman walked into the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut and opened fire. >> he came late in my life but jesse was my best friend and my buddy, too. my little boy said something the night before to me and he said, dad, this is going to be the best christmas ever. and he was going on about it and i said, jesse, you know, it's -- you know, we'll make it the best we can and i don't have much family so it's kind of a quiet time for me and he made christmas happy for me and joyful and he made it what it was and i said to him, jess, we'll make it the best we can. and the next day this tragedy happened that occurred and i thought to myself, boy, was he wrong about that. >> the ar-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in america, aurora, oregon and now the sandy hook school is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit atrocities. the president of the united states has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. what is yo
lives in newtown, connecticut. we mourn for the enormity of grief, the inconsolable loss visited upon newtown's families. and we know that our response to newtown must not and cannot go the way of the many other senseless acts of violence we almost routinely witness. the tragedy in newtown must be a call to action. members from both sides of the aisle have acknowledged that it is time for a conference -- conversation about the accessibility of high capacity weapons in our country and the culture of violence we live in. this conversation is long overdue, and it is simply not an option to allow this discussion to become stagnant or to be bullied into silence by seemingly untouchable organizations. america's laws must reasonably control gun manufacturing, sale, and usage. we must act to make real changes that will provide real protection for america's families. in the days to come, let us work together to do just that. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson le
the right words at the prayer vigil for a nation that paused to join newtown in mourning. a much tougher task -- a eulogy for a 6-year-old, as a woman collapsed outside in grief, the rabbi inside tried to find words to comfort noah's grieving mother. >> i whispered to her, i looked at her without flinching and i said, you know, i personally believe in the eternity of the soul. >> reporter: did noah's family respond to that? >> yes. that was helpful to her. at the end, she released blue and white balloons into the sky, until we couldn't see them anymore. that was a good -- you know, to let it go. she said, you know, go my son, into the blue skies. go, my son, into the green pastures. >> reporter: jessica loved horses and orcas and was devoted to her two younger siblings and left behind an unexpected gift, a diary. >> i just opened the book and it was exactly what i needed, because it says i love you so much, momma. love, jessica. with a little heart. it was like she was, you know, telling me that she's watching us and knows how hard this must be for us, and she wants us to know how much s
that this friday be recognized as a day of mourning here in the state. he's asking that there's a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m., marking the one-week anniversary of the massacre and also asking churches, other houses of worship and government buildings that have the capacity to ring their bell 26 times, one for each victim. >> certainly appropriate. and six more funerals on tap for today, just no end to the grieving in that town. on another front, t.j., anything more we're learning about the past of the gunman, adam lanza? >> reporter: we now know actually that the computer in the lanza family home has been sent to quantico, virginia. there's where the fbi's computer lab is. we can tell you that agents specializing in data retrieval are looking at that computer, hoping to pull some information off the hard drive that could give us some answers as to why he went after that school last friday. but for now, it remains to be seen how much information they'll be able to glean. >> especially since it was damaged in the process. thanks to abc's t.j. winick reporting live from newtown, connecticut. >>> a
of this capitol to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of one of our greatest colleagues, senator daniel k. inouye of hawaii. even noe now his desk sits draped in black and his chair with a lei flown in from his home state of hawaii and all of us this week have known and felt the change in this chamber. the senate has lost a giant, and america has lost a hero. danny inouye was truly a great man, and i feel blessed in my short time here, my two years, to have been -- had the opportunity to sit with him over a private lunch, to joke with him occasionally in the anti-room, to learn something of his spirit and his personality. he had such a big heart and such a wonderfully gracious spirit. most of the senators i've had the honor to come to know in these two years, i only knew as a great distance as a local elected official, at someone as a business community at home in delaware. and, frankly, when i asked senator inouye to lunch, i was intimidated. as a congressional medal of honor winner, as a giant of the senate, the chairman of the appropriations committee and the president pro tempore of t
of western new york mourning the loss of two firefighters shot to death in an ambush. >> the gunman set fire to a car and a house to lure firefighters to his home. >> concerns about the weather. it does not end with snow and rain. >> tornados could pop up from texas to florida. >> travelers heading home for christmas face a delay when their plane caught on fire. no injuries are reported. >> a dramatic relation cue of man nearly washed away by the rain-swollen river. >> he had no energy left. >> jack klugman has passed away. he is best known for playing "the odd couple." >> chuck pagano returned to his team as he continues to battle leukemia. >> i asked bruce to take over. you had to win nine games? >> all that matters. >> first lady michelle obama answers calls on the santa tracking program. >> on the third day of christmas -- >> my true love gave to me. >> that stupid hat. >>> merry christmas and welcome to >>> merry christmas, welcome to "cbs this morning." merry christmas to you and you. >> our first christmas together. >> our first christmas together. yeah
, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that, said, president bush, he was a good and decent man and a dear friends. >> he was that and more. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> a lot of other news to get to this morning. let's head to the news desk. that's where we find natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them. janet, thank you. >>> for the second time this month, a new york man has been pushed to his death i
tim scott. >> thank you very much. this is a great day of celebration. our nation still mourning. of one to take a moment of silence for any town -- newtown. will you join me please? thank you. this is an exciting day for many reasons. i went to state thank you to my lord and savior jesus christ, to be honest with you. when you start out in a single- parent household with a mom who work 16 hours a day and you're looking at a future that is not look bright and you are living in south carolina, you build a strength that comes from having the understanding that it is not about you. it is about your faith. it is about your family. i love my mother who is here with me. and painful for the good lord who believe sometimes the lord has to come at the end of a switch. she loves me a lot. -- love has to come at the end of a switch. she loves me and a lot. taught civics, spanish, and english. -- i failed a civics, spanish, and english. my mother did not quit on me. i had the good fortune of meeting a mentor who taught me some very basic biblical business principles. our nation finds itself
in mourning. what type of affect has the tragedy had on the fiscal cliff caused? obviously you and president obama spoke on friday. you spoke on monday. is there a realization that the country, the last thing they want to see is a long drawn out partisan battle during this period of time? >> i think both sides would agree. this is a difficult time for americans. that's why while we continue to have conversations with the white house, continue to have hope we can reach an agreement. it's not a time to put americans through more stress. >> mr. speaker, what would plan b be for sequestration, the cuts that will automatically, the doc fix going away, medical benefits going away, would you incorporate any of that into this plan b negotiation? >> we will continue to look at how we address these issues as we put this bill tooth that we expect to be on the floor later this week. but dealing with the issue of the alternative minimum tax, dealing with the death tax could likely be part of the bill that we'd bring to the floor. we would not deal with the sequester. >> how close would you say the presid
border are mourning the death of singer jenni rivera, crews are combing through the wreckage trying to figure out what caused it go down and crash in northern mexico. investigators say they have found human remains at the crash site but her family continues to hold on to a sliver of a hope for a miracle. >> in our eyes, we still have faith that my sister will be okay. we have no confirmation of her body being recovered. dead or alive, i'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, all the fans that have supported my family, that have supported our sister. we just ask for a little bit of patience and understanding of you guys. our family's going through a very difficult time. we are strong and we will continue to stay strong and we thank god for the live that he has given my daughter -- i mean my sister, for all of the triumphs and suck is hes that she has had and we expect there to be more in the future. >> we're told her family will be going to mexico. police say collecting evidence at the scene could take up to ten days. >>> and the australian radio station behind that prank c
more restrictive after the 1968 gun laws, the control act. and we have had mourned more mass shootings. so it's not the guns and gun laws. they have already changed. it is something else in society. and so, the idea that you are going to restrict my freedoms and my rights because something else is happening is not an american solution here that's not the way we do things. it may sound good on tv, but it does not work. host: there's this headline in the financial times -- you can see people in newtown, connecticut, yesterday, at a memorial. richardson,diana in texas, on our independent line. caller: thank you for listening. hi. i think what people are failing to understand is that we are dealing with human nature. we need to have some kind of education in this country that tells parents it's all right to get your child helps. help. i think a lot of people know if they have a dangerous child. i think this woman knew what her son was like hands she bought the guns. she never should have had guns in our house. this goes way back. i live in texas and i'm used to the wild wild west. this is
. this is their headline this morning. "hawaii mourns an american hero daniel k. inouye." he changed our island forever. he passed away at walter reed medical center in bethesda at the age of 88. these are the changes that happen immediately with the passing of senator inouye. in the pro tem is now senator patrick lelie. -- leahy. he is expected to preside over the president in the advice president. and he is the third in line behind the vice president and the house speaker. also senator leahy is now in line to head up the appropriations committee and senator frank lawsuiten berg will be the only veteran of world war ii serving in the senate in 2013. back to our question for all of you this morning about role of federal state governments in mental health. we will keep talking about this for about 30 minutes. by the way, we have covered senator inouye here on this network for many years and, including oral history interviews with the senator, two of them, one in march 3, 2008, and another one on june 30, 1988. if you're interested in watching those, go to our website at c-span.org and go to our video librar
our children, our husbands, our wives, our brothers, and our sisters. we mourn them and we wish they hadn't been shot. we're here as a testament to our love for them and we're here because we love our country. we're here because we know that as a nation we are better than this. we're here from tucson, from aurora, columbine, virginia tech and newtown, connecticut. names that have become iconic in america's bizarre and shameful epidemic of gun violence. we're here because we know that america is greater than those awful moments. we're here because we envision an america that's known as the nation that solves this terrible gun violence epidemic once and for all. we can do this. we can do this. they say friday's horrific mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school changed everything, and it has. it is a tipping point. reliably pro gun lobby senators have shifted position saying they can no longer bring themselves to oppose gun policies. republican commentator joe scarborough said sandy hook changed everything. president obama said, we can't tolerate this anymore, we must do bette
at it." >> do you work all the time? >> i am in mourning person -- morning person. >> i could be on the west coast and i am not at 5:00 a.m. and people on the west coast would say i'm crazy. i will lose the thought so why do wit. i am an early riser. that was something that was instilled in us. >> is 5:00 a.m. kind of typical? >> yes. >> how late did you work? >> i tried to get in at a decent hour. as a pastime, people do not think that we do this but i like to cook. i try to eat healthy. i will do cooking of vegetables and light entrees. something i enjoy is making home cooked pinto beans. when you brought in a household where that is pretty much all you need, but now it is like a luxury. it is what you put in, the kinds of spices. it is healthy for you. >> you ran the labor department. what is the biggest work ethic for women today? >> breaking through the glass ceiling. we have about 57% of diversity in my kitchen cabinet at the dol. that is hard work. the top person is projected that that is something our goal will be. you have to be able to work with individuals that aspi
? is that repressive? i do think we mourn a slippery slope than some people would want to admit. >> season. >> is briefly seen what an achievement it is to write a policy book about washington sold-out on amazon. so congratulations to her two others. >> i want to thank my colleagues, mickey and season and e.j. of course. we are really with you. it's a negative sounding title, but we to agree with you that there are things we can do, building up small things that can haul produce a lurcher and more informed collect during, changes we can make that would allow the public officials accountable in a way that's very difficult to do now that in the end clear signals from the public and responsible institutional changes, especially within the senate conservative political leaders willing to lay it out and not just say we all have to come together, but listen, this is how we must begin and be forceful. there is a bright future for the country i'm optimistic. >> i would just say finally, first, please buy the book. second, please buy e.j. spoke and please buy mickey's the. and please season, write
will mourn the victims and thank god that our families were not at that mall. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones, for five minutes. mr. jones: mr. speaker, thank you so much. in this very chaotic time for the house of representatives and for the american people, we need to remain focused on the fact that our young men and women are still dying in afghanistan. our involvement in afghanistan has become a confused strategy at best. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to submit a news article for the record. the title of this article is "afghan peace plan gives u.s. smaller role." with it, mr. speaker, i'd like to submit 1 names of american service people killed recently. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. jones: mr. speaker, it's time for congress to listen to the american people and start acting on their wishes. poll after poll shows that they want to get out of afghanistan now. they want our troops home. they want to stop seeing our young men and women die. the american people want the $10 bi
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